SSS Scheme

 

Sub Scheme of Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS) as on 31.03.2019

 

  1. The Support for Statistical Strengthening’ (SSS)is an ongoing Sub – scheme of the Ministry which aims to improve the statistical capacity and operations of State Statistical Systems for collecting, compiling and disseminating reliable official statistics. The Sub - scheme enables States / UTs to undertake statistical activities of considerable importance for which state funding is not available and also ensures that the statistical activities which are considered important by Centre are also strengthened.

  2. The Sub - Scheme is implemented through the State Directorates of Economics & Statistics, as per the approved activities/targets/outputs detailed out in the State’s specific MoUs signed between the Govt. of India and respective States/UTs.

  3. In 2018 – 19, the guidelines of the SSS sub scheme have been revised to consider gamut of issues to improve the implementation of the scheme, faster utilization of funds, enhanced timely implementation and effective monitoring of the scheme, etc. The revisions were carried out under guidance of a Technical Advisory Committee with DG (ES) as Chairman. The revised guidelines have also been duly approved by the Department of Expenditure (DoE), Ministry of Finance.

     

  4. The Sub – scheme at present has the following nine themes/items:-

     

Sl. No.

Items

 

Statistical Applications and enabling IT support including Hardware  and software

 

Preparation of State Strategic Statistical Plan(SSSP) and signing of MOU by States with Govt. of India

 

Implementation of recommendations of Technical Groups / Bodies for filling up existing and expected / emerging data gaps, including State/UT specific additionalities

 

HRD issues, with a focus on Training for Capacity Development and Skills Enhancement/ up gradation, including support to Regional Training Centres

 

Introduction of Innovative Techniques and Methodologies for  improving the efficacy of statistical processes and operations

 

Holding of regular/periodic (say once every year) User-Producer dialogues, stakeholders' consultations and Conduct of periodic (say annual) surveys on user-satisfaction.

 

Dissemination of Annual Reports on the performance of State Statistical Systems and improving the cost effectiveness and ease of data access.

 

Data quality and efficiency improvement measures-

  • Participation in Surveys of the National Sample Survey Office including the Periodic Labour Force Survey(PLFS), Annual Survey of Services Sector Enterprises (ASSSE), Annual Survey of Unincorporated Sector Enterprises (ASUSE), Time Use Survey (TUS);
  • Strengthening Monitoring Framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
 

Advocacy Issues viz. Publicity and IEC (Information, Education and Communication) to improve usage of Statistical Products & services

 

  1. Presently, the period of the sub-scheme is till March 2020 and at present a total of 20 States are implementing. List of implementing States/UTs is given in Annexure 1.

  2. The Scheme has enabled the implementing States / UTs to compile village / local level statistics, create integrated State databases, type studies and surveys to address data gaps on State Income Estimates, compilation of core indicators such as Consumer Price Index (CPI), State Index of Industrial Production (IIP), reviews of Line Departments, workshops, training programmes for statistical personnel, awareness campaigns for statistics, formation of technical / expert groups, strengthening of Physical and IT infrastructure, etc.

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Annexure 1

Implementing States/UTs

S.No

States/UTs

1

Karnataka

2

Gujarat  

3

Andhra Pradesh

4

Telangana

5

Tamil Nadu

6

Bihar

7

West Bengal 

8

Kerala

9

Mizoram 

10

Sikkim

11

Rajasthan

12

Odisha

13

Jharkhand

14

Manipur

15

Uttar Pradesh

16

Uttarakhand

17

Himachal Pradesh

18

Puducherry

19

Assam

20

Meghalaya

 

 

 States / UTs at S.No. 1 to 14 are implementing on CSS pattern and at S.No. 15 to 20 are implementing on CS pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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